WICHITA — Certain areas of the Bank of America Center at Douglas and Broadway — including one area that's been vacant for more than 15 years — are getting a makeover in preparation for new tenants.
"I'm gutting . . . the lower level of the lobby floor and making all those offices," says Chris Ruffin, director of real estate for his father Phil Ruffin's Ruffin Properties.
Phil Ruffin owns the Bank of America Center.
Chris Ruffin says the 9,000 square feet on the lower level hasn't been occupied for years.
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"We're redoing the whole space because it's just not leasable the way it is," he says. It "is going to be a great space when I'm done with it."
He's adding high-end lighting, new carpeting and building new walls.
"I need to brighten it up down there," Ruffin says. "I need to make it presentable and move-in ready."